reviews Minas, Beatles in Bossa

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by Grady Harp

Minas- CD Cover

Husband and wife musicians Orlando Haddad and Patricia King formed Minas in 1978 at the University of North Carolina School of Music and have performed for over forty years – including time spent in Brazil where their love of Bossa Nova influenced their writing and performing. They are multi-talented as composers, vocalists and instrumentalists who are equally comfortable in Brazilian jazz, folk and classical music.

The ensemble – Orlando Haddad – vocals, guitar, berimbau, Patricia King Haddad – vocals, piano, keyboards, Jim Stager – acoustic and electric bass, Tom Cohen – drums, John Swana – EVI, flugelhorn, trumpet, Andrew Neu – saxes and flute, Cyro Baptista – percussion, berimbau, Jordan Haddad – Vocals, and Rob Hyman – accordion.

The tracks – Blackbird, Come Together, She Loves You, Day Tripper, Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, I Will, Can’t Buy Me Love, Eleanor Rigby, Within You Without You, Here Comes The Sun, Norwegian Wood, With A Little Help From My Friends, IN My Life, an Get Back.

Beloved Beatles tunes performed with zest and flair and a fine hint of bossa nova, this recording will find its way into the lives of all music lovers.

Kari Gaffney

Kari Gaffney

Since 1988 Kari-On Productions has helped artists get an even footing in the industry through jazz promotion in the genres of Jazz, World & Latin Jazz through Jazz Radio and Publicity. Why do we do both, because they compliment each other, and we care about fiscal longevity for the artist.

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